macMail - Mail Activity Area multiple outgoings and incomings

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by blubarb, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. blubarb macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2012
    Something weird is going on with my MacMail. When I send and receive emails the mail activity area shows random number of "ghost" sends. Instead of, say if I send 1 email, "outgoing 1 of 1" or "incoming 1 of 1" or however many emails are incoming the activity area shows random amounts, for example one time it may be "outgoing 8 of 8" next time "outgoing 106 of 106" and the same for incoming. Of course I have not sent 8 (or whatever) emails and I don't receive a 106 (or whatever) number of incomings it shows. Can someone offer any ideas as to what may be at the root of his bizarre behaviour?
  2. katbel macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2009
    I'm having a similar problem and I already tried everything
    possible.. Deleted prefs in my library and everywhere else but the problem is still there
    Every time I check my email, in the small activity window, I see an incremental of two incoming messages and nothing is coming
    If I check my email 7 times in a row I will have "14 incoming messages"
    I'm trying to figure out where the activity pref is stored because THAT is what is causing the problem. So far no idea yet : (
  3. katbel macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2009
    Found the problem

    I checked the mail for every single account I have, one by one
    and not all together as I usually do .
    I found the culprit: a gmail account !

    I deleted DefaultCounts in


    then the old gmail IMAP account that I changed into POP sometime ago


    Somehow Mail was keeping both
    Everything works now.
    Wish you the same!
  4. blubarb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2012
    Thanks, Katbel, I'll see if I can track down the culprit.

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